Fish! Sticks: A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Freshby Stephen C. Lundin
Pub. Date: 01/02/2003
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
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The phenomenal bestselling Fish! philosophy is applied to keeping your company's vision alive and renewed, using the example of a fictional sushi bar that is always two steps ahead of the competition.
The "o-FISH!-al" follow-up to the phenomenal bestselling Fish! and Fish! Tales, Fish! Sticks is a stand alone business parable that shows you how to come up with a vision for your business and how to keep it alive, vital, and renewed through tough times, such as turnover in management and staff or a troubled economy.
Using the example of a hugely successful, fictional sushi restaurant as a model for a vision of continual renewal, Fish! Sticks employs the same kind of easy-to-read story that was used in Fish! to illustrate its three major principals of continued success: Commit, Be it, and Coach it.
When Stephanie, a new manager, takes over from a wildly popular and now promoted boss, she is faced with the problem of how to keep spirits up in a corporate unit that has, frankly, started to get bored and cranky and revert to its old ways. But then she visits the amazing Taka Sushi (formerly Taka Teriyaki), with its lines of customers cheerfully waiting for hours to get in. Soon, she realizes that the way to keep her employees motivated and her customers delighted can be learned from a bunch of waiters who teach one another everything they need to know. And when she finds out just how the owner of Taka knew to switch her main bill of fare from teriyaki to sushi long before anyone else, what she really discovers is the secret of keeping your work fresh.
John Christensen is a filmmaker and CEO of ChartHouse Learning, the leading producer of corporate learning programs, including Fish!, the video.
Harry Paul, a professional speaker, is a consulting partner with the Ken Blanchard Companies and the director of speaker services at Nelson Motivation.
- Hachette Book Group USA
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.32(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 Years
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You¿re back in the fishing boat with the crew that brought you the successful Fish! and Fish! Tales. Offering another finny fable, Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen and Harry Paul present a business parable based on creating and sustaining successful change. The book uses the same fictitious approach as the other two Fish!ing trips, but this time the story is set at a hospital¿s nursing station. The agent-of-change head nurse has departed and the new head nurse feels that the group is losing its vision. Then, she discovers that a local sushi restaurant is a model of excellence, and all goes swimmingly after that. Although the advice offered isn¿t particularly unique, some may find a certain charm in the story. Given that this is round three, the format may seem a little repetitive to those who have already Fish!ed. If you want to catch the core of the message on your first cast, look for the highlights on the occasional pages in whale-size type. We recommend the basic common sense of these messages, even if the storytelling is a little fishy.
Some good book. I think everyone needs to compare notes from time to time. And parable telling works with just a little thought-taking. So why not? It is easy and helpful. For those that really want to add to their reservior of succcess read Go Virtual. Go Virtual makes the fish books even better. The big fish swim a little deeper. In the depth is a spoonfull of sugar!
Anchoring change in an organization is an important issue and is described nicely in this fictional book. I found the sushi setting intriguing as a context for change. I read all the best-selling business books and summaries. The best book for OPTIMIZING change, personal leadership, thinking and morale within an organization is OPTIMAL THINKING.